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Arthur St. Clair: Relic of the Revolution

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Arthur St. Clair: Relic of the Revolution




Arthur St. Clair: Relic of the Revolution

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special program about Arthur St. Clair, a forgotten founding father in honor of Westmoreland County's 250th anniversary. See rare St. Clair artifacts displayed for this program only.

About Arthur St. Clair

Arthur St. Clair was born in Scotland in 1737. He served as an officer in the British Army during the French and Indian War. He resigned his commission and settled in the Ligonier Valley in 1764. He was the largest landowner in Western Pennsylvania at that time. By the time of the Revolution, St. Clair considered himself more of an American than a British subject and rose through the ranks of the Continental Army to become a major general. St. Clair served as the first governor of the Northwest Territory from 1788 to 1802. While in that position, he split his time between the territory, Philadelphia, and his home, The Hermitage in the Ligonier countryside. The parlor from The Hermitage is exhibited in Fort Ligonier’s Museum. Arthur St. Clair died in poverty on August 31, 1818, and is buried in St. Clair Park in Greensburg, Pa.

Fort Ligonier Association Members: $15

Non-Members: $25

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